Considerations for second-line therapy of non-small cell lung cancer.

  title={Considerations for second-line therapy of non-small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Thomas E. Stinchcombe and Mark A. Socinski},
  journal={The oncologist},
  volume={13 Suppl 1},
For patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer and a good functional status, platinum-based first-line chemotherapy improves quality of life, reduces disease-related symptoms, and improves survival. The addition of bevacizumab to carboplatin and paclitaxel in the first-line setting has been shown to produce a higher response rate and longer progression-free survival and overall survival times than with carboplatin and paclitaxel. Despite these therapies, all patients inevitably… CONTINUE READING
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